This was way more enjoyable when I'd read it for myself, and I think it's because you get to evoke your own level of emotion. I still enjoyed it. I don't know that I would have had I not read the book first though.
Could have been a great book, but just became strange, then predictable
Just couldn't get into this book, and Hoffman is one of my all-time favorite authors. I may try this again someday ... it had possibilities, but couldn't keep my interest.
I am an Alice Hoffman fan so I tend to like all of her books. This one I did enjoy - it was well told and instead of unfolding it seemed to kind of fold in on itself. I was always interested and found it hard to stop listening when I left my car. The characters are interesting and the reader did a very good job.
Like the previous reviewer, loved the book, but the ending was a little vague. But, then again, not all stories have happy endings or are so nicely tidied up like American fairytales. Alice Hoffman gives us a beautiful story of the slow decline of a once fiercely independent woman and the effects of her actions upon her new community. By the end of the story, I did wonder what happened to the main character (March) and her family. Sounds to me, maybe a sequel?
Very intense and unforgettable story. Didn't like the ending.